This is my personal home page. You can reach me by email at . I know that putting a link for my email address on my web site only invites spam, but that's what spam filters are for.
(The name "Episteme" is from the philosophical term "episteme" and the Ancient Greek word "ἐπιστήμη" meaning "science" or "knowledge", because I used to study epistemology at the University of Illinois. It started out as Episteme Software, a little company I had when I was working on Network Time. Now it's the name of my consulting LLC. I've also come to discover that there is a genus of moth named "Episteme". And it also turns out that "episteme" is a nice, albeit completely accidental, anagram for "Pete is me".)
I live in Urbana, Illinois (a lovely little town which ocasionally has nice weather). Most of the time, I do some consulting on Internet technology, standards, and open source, including doing some expert witness work on Internet e-mail cases. As part of my consulting, I also work with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). If you want to find out more about the work that I do, have a look at my work home page.
In my (vanishingly little) spare time, I:
Click here to see some photos of mine. They're not too organized yet, but I'm getting there.
If you're looking for my niece Skylar's web page, click here.
For those of you looking for info on Andrea and Julie's son, click here.
Take a look at the e-mail from Pam about Paul's adventure in NYC.
I've got some information on CPAP, Batteries, and Airplanes for those of you who might be interested in such things.
Here are some maps of my
2020 travels, and 2021 travels.
(Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz)
For folks with a password, you can look at my private web page.